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Treating ethylene glycol poisoning with alcohol - how does that work?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
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In brief: Ethylene glycol

Is broken down into very toxic metabolites by alcohol dehydrogenase.
The idea is to saturate the enzyme with alcohol so that none is available to break down the ehtylene glycol.

In brief: Ethylene glycol

Is broken down into very toxic metabolites by alcohol dehydrogenase.
The idea is to saturate the enzyme with alcohol so that none is available to break down the ehtylene glycol.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Saturation of the

Enzyme (alcohol dehydrogenase) that breaks down the ethylene gycol into it's more toxic metabolites.

In brief: Saturation of the

Enzyme (alcohol dehydrogenase) that breaks down the ethylene gycol into it's more toxic metabolites.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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